Adriana Ocampo

As the Space Program Manager at NASA headquarters Dr. Adriana Ocampo has many responsibilities including being the New Frontiers lead program executive.

Tsai-Fan Yu

Tsai-Fan Yu was a doctor, college professor, the first woman to be appointed as a full professor at Mount Sinai Hospital, and was a leader in efforts to understand the condition known as gout.

Deborah S. Jin

Dr. Deborah S. Jin was a pioneering physicist and winner of the MacArthur Fellowship “genius grant.”

Dorothy Vaughan

Today for #BossDay we’re celebrating the first African-American manager at NASA, pioneering mathematician and human computer Dorothy Vaughan.

Pamela Rasmussen

Dr. Pamela Rasmussen is an ornithologist currently tied for the third-highest total of new bird discoveries in the world.

Mina Bissell

Educated as a chemist and a bacterial geneticist Dr. Mina Bissell has been tackling the biology of cancer from a new perspective and making strides in our knowledge of not only how the disease develops but how it might be treated.

Kathyrn Sullivan

The first American woman to walk in space, Kathryn Sullivan is now the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans & Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator.

Limor Fried

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Carolyn Bertozzi

Dr. Carolyn Bertozzi is credited with developing the field of biorthogonal chemistry.

Kim Swift

On October 9th, 2007 gamers were introduced to a test subject named Chell and the sardonic robot GLaDOS. The puzzle game Portal was a surprise hit, and it’s development was led by game designer Kim Swift. Cake will be available at the conclusion of this podcast.

Mary Engle Pennington

Near the end of her career Dr. Mary Engle Pennington founded the Household Refrigeration Bureau in 1923 to educate consumers in safe practices in domestic refrigeration which she had earlier shown as an integral part of food safety.

Amy Paller

Dr. Amy Paller holds board certifications in dermatology, pediatric dermatology, and pediatrics. She is the chair of the Department of Dermatology at Northwestern University and the director of the Northwestern University Skin Disease Research Center.